The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Nov. 22.

The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.


100 block of North River Drive 30350 – On Nov. 9, a man reported that just before 7 p.m. he was walking when he was approached by another man who pulled a gun and demanded his wallet. The suspect took the wallet and ran.


100 block of Pine Lake Drive 30328 – On Nov. 9, someone attempted to pry a door leading to the home but apparently left when the alarm activated.

100 block of Fieldsborn Court 30328 – On Nov. 10, someone forced entry to the basement of the home and took disc jockey electronic equipment valued at $3,000.

Burdette Road 30328 – On Nov. 17, officers responded to a burglary. On arrival they found evidence of an attempt to enter a storage area; however it appears the alarm scared them off. Nothing was taken.

5100 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342 – On Nov. 17, the resident reported that someone took a leaf blower from his garage area. The resident said he heard a noise around 10:30 p.m. and believes this was the suspect. He discovered the theft the following morning.

300 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Nov. 18, employees of Gramma B’s Home and Garden store reported that sometime overnight someone threw a brick through a window and took a $1,200 iMac computer. They have an alarm but it was not activated that evening.

600 block of Fair Oaks Manor 30342 – On Nov. 18, the victim reported that several yard tools had been taken from his storage closet in his carport. The victim said one of his neighbors saw two suspicious persons entering someone else’s carport but did not call 911. Instead, the neighbor e-mailed the homeowner’s association.

8600 block of Roberts Drive 30350 – On Nov. 20, someone entered a sliding door to an apartment and took two TVs, a laptop and an iPad.

6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Nov. 20, someone entered the victim’s apartment and took several items including a TV, laptop, shoes, a Chipper Jones “bobble head” and five DVDs.

3100 block of The Valley 30328 – On Nov. 20, someone entered an unlocked sliding door to the victim’s apartment. The apartment was ransacked but nothing was missing.

600 block of Willow Heights Drive 30328 – On Nov. 20, someone entered the apartment and took a plasma TV.


6000 block of Harleston Drive 30328 – On Nov. 9, two women reported they were visiting a guy who, during the night, went through their purses, stealing $350 and several gift cards.

A hardware store on Sandy Springs Circle reported on Nov. 17 that someone took several store-closing signs from the location.

6000 block of Rivershore Parkway 30328 – On Nov. 18, a woman reported that a grey SUV drove up to her mailbox and took items she was mailing from the box. This happened at about 9:35 a.m.

1100 block of Perimeter Center West 30328 – On Nov. 18, a woman reported that while she was eating at a restaurant, her purse, hanging from the back of her chair, a pickpocket took her wallet. Witnesses said three people, two men and a woman, were seen sitting at a nearby table. The three walked in and out of the restaurant several times but did not order.

NOTE: Use caution and place your purse on the front side of your chair, not the back.

1600 block of Riveredge Parkway 30328 – On Nov. 18, trailers and an ATV were taken from a parking garage.

7400 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Nov. 18, a woman who works for an assisted living community reported that someone took $120 from her wallet in her purse. She was in her mother’s room. They do have a suspect but no arrests yet.

Willow Glen 30328 – On Nov. 19, a 72-year-old woman said her granddaughter stole jewelry from her and then sold it at a nearby coin dealership. The granddaughter is currently in drug rehab in Atlanta.

Cedar Run 30350 – On Nov. 19, a man reported that a life-size poster of Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, was stolen from his front porch after it was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.

6000 block of Roswell Road — A woman reported that her cellphone was stolen from her office while she used the restroom.  When she returned from the restroom, she ran into a man leaving the office, who told her he was lost.

7800 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On Nov. 19, a store manager said three young men stole several boxes from a mail shipment from the front of the store. The report does not mention what was in the boxes.

5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Nov. 20, a man said he loaned his computer to another man who lives in East Point and who refuses to return it.

Saddle Ridge Drive — A woman reported that at some point between Sept.  1 and Nov. 21, someone took her jewelry from a butler-shelf closet.

Theft from Vehicles

2000 block of Spring Creek Lane, 30350, $10 in stamps, change

6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 30328, $210 stereo

1100 block of Hammond Drive, 30328, GPS, iPad, laptop, for total of $1,100

6300 block of Powers Ferry, 30342, gun

600 block of Summer Drive, 30350, purse and its contents, worth $50

6900 block of Roswell Road, 30328, misc. contents, worth $20, were dropped by suspects who ran when officers arrived

600 block of Fair Oaks Manor, 30328, Honda 3000 generator

800 block of Johnson Ferry Road, 30342, $900 laptop

6900 block of Roswell Road, (x2) 30328, stereo gear; nothing missing

200 block of Cimarron Parkway (x3), 30350, catalytic converter

3000 block of North River Parkway, 30350, landscaping tools


6300 block of Powers Ferry Road 30342 – On Nov. 9, just after 8 p.m., officers were dispatched to a nightclub  on an assault call. They met with a woman who had been drinking. She said she was assaulted by another woman. The complainant had a swollen eye.  Witnesses said the two women got into an argument. When the complainant walked off, the other girl hit her. There was no arrest at the scene.

5300 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Nov. 18, a man said he was hit and thrown to the ground by his boyfriend around 4:30 p.m. The victim had a cut and bruises. The suspect was gone. The victim said he wants a restraining order.

300 block of Winding River Drive 30350 – On Nov. 18, a woman reported that she was slapped and her hair pulled by another woman who, with another person, came to retrieve personal belongings from an apartment.

Domestic Violence

5600 block of Roswell Road, 30342, female employee assaulted by boyfriend employee who pulled her hair during the assault, warrants pending

7900 block of Roswell Road, 30350, man pushed ex-girlfriend, no arrest

7800 block of Roswell Road, 30350, no physical assault, no arrest

500 block of Northridge Road, 30350, threats to kill, pending warrant

1400 block of Harbor Pointe Parkway, 30350, victim hit in face, no arrest

500 block of Northridge Road, 30350, broken cellphone, suspect arrested


Roswell and Dalrymple Roads 30328 – On Nov. 9, following a traffic stop, the officer noticed a smell of marijuana and the smell of baby powder and fabric softener that is used to mask the smell of marijuana. The driver said she had an argument with her boyfriend and didn’t notice she was speeding. She was cited for possessing two small bags of marijuana and for speeding.

1000 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Nov. 19, two men were charged with purchasing marijuana from a room at a hotel.  The renter of the room was later arrested.

5700 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Nov. 20, a K-9 officer made a traffic stop just after 5 p.m. He saw the driver place something under the seat and at the same time, smelled marijuana. The man told the officer he had smoked some weed at his friend’s house about a half hour ago. The officer ran the man’s information on the computer and found that he was wanted in Cobb County for a probation violation. The officer found cocaine in the man’s pocket as well as a small bag of marijuana. He was arrested.

5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Nov. 20, officers were called to a discount store on a dispute. They learned that an employee had been fired, and was acting belligerent and causing a scene. The officer told the man to leave. He started to leave but turned around and came back. He was again told to leave and cursed at the officer, making reference to his mother. The man then walked off the curbing and into the lane of store front traffic. The cops told him to come out of the traffic lane. The man continued to curse at the officer, who then decided an arrest was in order. The man began to fight the two officers who attempted to handcuff him. They wrestled to the ground. The office told the man to quit resisting or he would use the Taser. The man said he would stop, and when allowed to stand, he continued to resist the arrest. Two additional officers arrived and they got the man into handcuffs without having to Taser him. He continued to curse at the officers all the way to jail.

200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Nov. 20, a grocery store employee watched as a woman took several canned food items, baby diapers and male hygiene products, and conceal them as she left the store. She was detained and later arrested. The value of the stolen items was just under $20.

Wanted Persons Located

Forsyth County Jail, probation violation, Sandy Springs Courts

1200 block of Sandalwood Drive, not specified, Roswell and Sandy Springs

8300 block of Roswell Road, traffic warrants, Cherokee County S/O

8000 block of Roswell Road, failure to appear (FTA), Fulton S/O

1100 block of Hammond Drive, FTA, Fulton S/O

5900 block of Roswell Road, suspended license, Bartow County

Atlanta Jail, unknown warrant

Other Stuff

A woman on Brentwood Way called and reported that her baby’s father has violated the “no-contact” order issued by a judge in June. He called her and said “I’ll kill you, and I know how to get to you.”

A man on Glenridge Drive reported that on Nov. 9, someone tried to set his mail, inside the mailbox, on fire.

A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend, arrested in DeKalb County for selling drugs, has been calling her and threatening her if she doesn’t pay him $700 he says she owes him.

An officer who was working a traffic accident heard the sound of a car horn and saw two cars. The driver of one car threw something at the second car. The driver of the second car threw a water bottle at the first car. Both drivers were detained. Turns out the first driver threw chewing gum onto the second car. Both were later charged with disorderly conduct.

700 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Nov. 20, around 8:15 p.m., a woman was at a hotel’s fitness room on the treadmill. A nude man walked by the glass door and faced in her direction. She called for help but the fitness room phone would not work. The man walked away but later he was seen again, this time dressed, as the victim was talking to the staff person. The man left in a blue Audi.

Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of